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10 Student Slots Remain Open for SCMS Class of 2020
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 7:00 AM

It's a truth universally accepted that a well-equipped leader is a catalyst for growth in your credit union. That's why the immersive learning experience of Southwest CUNA Management School (SCMS) is perfectly matched with your career trajectory in credit unions. SCMS ignites an inner passion and vision for personal transformation and professional development.

This three-year educational program, designed to develop and enhance leadership skills for credit union professionals, continues to accept enrollments for the Class of 2020. Only 10 slots remain, so now is a great time to advance the next phase of your career.

SCMS also provides an exceptional forum for networking with other credit union professionals and top industry experts.

Kelly Community CEO Michelle Small said, "This is a GREAT program and a big reason I am in the position I am in today. In our Tyler Area Chapter of Credit Unions, we have at least four graduates and another that is graduating this July."

"If you have someone on your team that is your go to person and succession plan, this program will teach them so much and prepare them to take your position when the time comes," adds Small, who graduated from SCMS six years ago. "Words cannot explain what a great program this is and how grateful I am that I was given the opportunity to attend. I still call on my classmates when I have questions and they still respond with excellence. My classmates are a great resource to me and my credit union. This is a solid school!"

"Students learn to dive deep into the details of subjects like strategic planning, while also acquiring a broader view of credit unions in the marketplace," said SCMS Director Janine McBee said. "That includes community positioning and international perspectives—much like a CEO would do."

"Faculty don’t teach to a test; they're tasked with making students uncomfortable with the status quo and eager to explore innovation," added McBee. "They're what we look to now as disrupters in the marketplace and catalysts for positive change. As students work through the curriculum, they strategically apply the concepts they’ve learned. After graduation, students find their lives actually change as a result of their SCMS experiences.”

SCMS is as rewarding as it is challenging, as attested to by more than a thousand SCMS graduates. Programming includes a focus on advocacy, asset liability management, innovation, leadership, strategic planning, and critical thinking. And because the SCMS faculty and the educational program are so highly regarded, credit unions can rest assured their investment will pay off many times over for their employees and the credit union.

Prospective students should visit scms.coop for additional information. Make a commitment to begin your professional development journey, and contact School Director Janine McBee at 800-442-5762, ext. 6634, to hold your spot.